Pre-Kindergarten program (UPK)

Pre-Kindergarten Updates


In mid-April 2021, school districts learned of a new funding for Universal Pre-Kindergarten as a component of the American Rescue Plan. As a result, Spencerport expanded its pilot ½ day Pre-K program to a full day Pre-Kindergarten Program. 

There are requirements around how districts spend the Pre-K Funding. Some of the parameters include:

  • Funding is ONLY available for full-day Pre-K programs. 

  • Programs must run for at least 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, for at least 180 days. 

  • Eligible students must be four years old on December 1st of that school year


Below are the details of the Spencerport full-day Pre-K program:

  • Six Pre-K classrooms across the district for the 23-24 school year 

  • Two classrooms of 18 students at William Munn and Terry Taylor.

  • One classroom of 18 students at both Canal View and Leo Bernabi. 

  • Each classroom has one certified Spencerport teacher and one paraprofessional. 

  • Students may attend Pre-K in a different building than they will attend K-5.  

  • Hours of operation: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday 

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian; bussing is not provided. 

  • Spencerport Pre-K is a no-cost program for participating families. 

  • It is strongly encouraged that students are potty-trained.  

  • There is no wrap-around care offered at this time, but we are exploring possibilities for 2024-2025 school year.   

  • Rest/nap time will be included in the daily schedule.  

  • Students will have the option to purchase breakfast and lunch at school. Students can also bring their own lunch. 

2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Below is the timeline for applying for Pre-K for the 2024-2025 school year, pending continued funding from New York State Education Department. Please note that if the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats available in the program, the District will use a lottery system to determine enrollment. In the 2023-2024 school year, funding was provided for 108 students. 

2024-2025 Waitlist Application

Recording of 24-25 Pre-K Lottery


Action Step

December 1, 2023 

Application will be available on this website and for pick up in any of the four elementary buildings or District Office.

December 31, 2023

Applications due


January 2, 2024

Pre-K Lottery


The week of January 8, 2024

Acceptance letters and Waitlist letters mailed to families


March 1, 2024

Registration Deadline


June 2024

Pre-K Screening days. Exact dates TBD.


As updates become available, they will be posted on this website. Please come back to check for new information. We will also be communicating updates on our District social media—Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

In the event that there are more applications than there are seats available, we will hold a lottery. Any students who are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waitlist in the order their names were pulled during the lottery drawing. 

Wait List Procedures

  • The wait list will be maintained during the school year in the event slots become available.

  • If/when a parent/guardian of a selected student decides not to enroll the child, or drops out of the program, the first family on the wait list will be contacted. This will repeat until a family accepts the available slot.  

Any student of a family that rejects the offered slot is moved to the end of the waiting list.

The application period is now closed for the 2023-2024 Full-day Pre-K and the classrooms are full. If you would like your child's name added to the waitlist, please contact the Instruction Office at (585) 349-5135.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Lisa Maher, at 349-5135.